Fantasy Football Week 8: San Francisco 49ers vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Game two of the 2013 NFL International Series showcases the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars. The second of two games to be held in London, England this season is set to kickoff at 1 pm eastern/10 am pacific. The Niners are coming in with a four game winning streak and have went back to their power running game to turn their offense back around. The Jaguars are still looking for their first win and currently sit at 0-7. Their starting quarterback has already changed this season and the Jaguars as a unit are not a complete team. With that said they do have some fantasy worthy players.

San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick has gotten off to a disappointing season for fantasy owners and has only really had two high-output fantasy games. Good news is that one of those happened to be last game. Look for Kap to continue the high-scoring into this game. Kap was finally turned loose in the run game last week and was able to add a rushing touchdown to his production, something we can expect to see again this week. Frank Gore is a start every week and has been one of fantasy football's top running backs up to this point. Kendall Hunter could see a few more carries than usual if the Niners are able to get out to a big lead. The added carries could give him some appeal in a week where six teams are on a bye. Anquan Boldin has been inconsistent since absolutely blowing up against the Packers in week 1. Boldin should have himself a good day against an average Jaguars secondary which has given up the 19th most yards through the air this season. Vernon Davis has proven that the chemistry that he and Kaepernick showed in last season playoffs as they have constantly torched defenses weekly.

Start: Vernon Davis (TE), Frank Gore (RB), Anquan Boldin (WR), Colin Kaepernick (QB)

Sit: Kyle Williams (WR), Jon Baldwin (WR), Anthony Dixon (RB)

Sleeper: Kendall Hunter (RB)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Chad Henne you can not start in any week, ever. Maurice Jones-Drew is trapped in an inferior offense on an inferior team and can no longer be trusted by fantasy football owners. Unfortunately this is a week with six teams on bye and some key injuries to NFL backfields, so you may be forced to play Jones-Drew. Justin Blackmon has been nothing short of spectacular since returning from his four-game suspension and is a weekly start. Cecil Shorts hasn't been slowed down by the return of Blackmon and can also be started with confidence. Mike Brown, WHO? Mike Jones...oh, I mean, Mike Brown has been a surprise the last two weeks and has nine receptions for 169 yards combined. Coming off a 5/120 game I look for Brown to fall back to earth this week and if not he is a guy to keep your eye on and maybe even go claim him off the waiver wire.

Start: Justin Blackmon (WR), Cecil Shorts (WR)

Sit: Chad Henne (QB), Maurice Jones-Drew (RB)

Sleeper: Mike Brown (WR)

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